Dhaka Art Summit 2012 12-15 April

Samdani Art Foundation, a non-profit art infrastructure development organization is organizing the 1st edition of Dhaka Art Summit in collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy & Bangladesh National Museum; the main sponsor of the event is The City Bank, American Express. The Summit will be held from the 12th till the 15th April. The main venue of the Summit will be the Bangladesh National Museum & Shilpakala Academy. There will be several other venues all over the city celebrating the Summit through exhibitions, curatorial shows, seminars, presentations, etc. In the history of Bangladesh, for the 1st time any such initiative has been taken where all the artworks of artists starting from the masters to the established and emerging artists are being displayed under one roof. Along with the artists, the Summit is also bringing in all the local galleries and art organizations to display the vibrant art scene of Bangladesh.

The Summit organizer, Samdani Art Foundation’s intention is to create an international platform for showcasing the entire art scene of Bangladesh through the Summit. The Summit will target Art Lovers from Bangladesh to all over the world. The Summit will also have a special VIP program intended for the collectors to get a single access to Bangladeshi Art. The VIP program enables the collectors to experience a firsthand VIP extended tour of the Summit before it opens to the public. The VIP program will also cater talks, seminars & presentations for the VIP members only. The VIP viewing dates are 12-13 April until 2pm. The exhibition will be open for the public after that from 13th 2pm till the 15th April, free of cost. The Foundation’s objective for the Summit is, through this event to create awareness of the vibrant Bangladeshi art scene and at the same time to attract and develop new collectors.
Targeting the Summit, Samdani Art Foundation will also be presenting 2 awards namely; Samdani Artist Development Award (BDT 1 million) and Samdani Young Talent Award (BDT 0.5 Million). Artists within the age range of 20-35 only are allowed to apply. – www.dhakaartsummit.org